Welcome to Year 3


 

The Year Three team are made up of:

 

Curie Class: 

  • Mr Hipkiss, Assistant Headteacher (Curie Class Teacher Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) 

    email: phipkiss@discovery.kent.sch.uk

  • Mrs Collins, Curie Class Teacher (Thursday)
  • Mrs Catchpole, Curie Teaching Assistant.

 

Curie Class is located in the back left corner of the school.  In the morning, the children will come in through the main school hall.  They will need to travel through the hall, onto the playground and turn left.  The classroom is then the fourth one along. At the end of the day, parents will collect the children from outside the main school hall.

 

Nightingale Class: 

  • Mrs Coldwell, Class Teacher (Monday - Wednesday) - Lower KS2 Maths Leader
  • Mrs Healey, Class Teacher (Thursday - Friday) - Geography Lead      
  • email: ccoldwell@discovery.kent.sch.uk 

                chealey@discovery.kent.sch.uk

 

      Please copy both Class Teachers into any email correspondence

  • Mrs Cambell, Nightingale Class Teaching Assistant.

Nightingale class is located at the back of the school.  In the morning, the children will come in through the main school hall.  They will need to travel through the hall, onto the playground and turn left.  The classroom is then the third one along. At the end of the day, parents will collect the children from outside the main school hall.

  

Pasteur Class: 

  • Mrs Dey, Class Teacher (KS2 Science Lead)

    email: kdey@discovery.kent.sch.uk

  • Mrs Scott, Pasteur Class Teaching Assistant

Pasteur class is located on the left hand side at the front of the school. In the morning, children can come in through the main gate by the bike racks.  They will need to travel turn right after the gate and travel past Berners-Lee and the library to the classroom. At the end of the day, parents can collect the children from outside the same gate at the designated pick up zone.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of us.

 

Year 3 is a particularly exciting year because the children:

  • Start to learn to speak French.
  • Earn the much coveted "Pen Licence" – when their handwriting is immaculate!

Topic

Throughout the year we look at the following cross-curricular topics:

 

  • Terms 1: Same World, Different Lives.
  • Terms 1 and 2: Yabadabadoo! - A study of the Stone Age to Iron Age.

Science: we are comparing and classifying rocks and soils

Art and Design Technology: we are experimenting with different grades of pencil, as well as mixing and using primary colour paint. We are also working with levers and linkages to create movement.

Computing: we are working collaboratively to find appropriate information and beginning to look at programming.

PSHCE: we continue to develop a Growth Mind-set approach and we are also working on how we use our Zones of Regulation to cope in different situations.

History: we are using a range of artefacts and evidence to describe the past.

Music: we are using our aural memory to recall sounds. 

French: Learning starts with learning basic greetings and common phrases.

R.E. we are making links between different beliefs in society.

 

  • Terms 3 and 4: Sink your teeth into the UK - A geography and DT food study of the UK.

Science: Light and shadow. We will be exploring how light occurs, how it can be used for protection and how shadows are formed.

Design and Technology: Children will be developing skills in stitching, cutting and joining as part of a sewing project to make a handy pocket.

PSHCE: We will be covering values like - respect for others, bullying, empathy and relationships.

Geography: This is our first deep dive into the subject of physical and human characteristics of the country in which we live.

R.E. In order progress learning in this subject, the children we begin to study the Bible and the practice of prayer, with comparisons across different religions.

French: Learning the language continues with - Days of the week, numbers, describing their appearance and the vocabulary for animals.

Computing: The children will start to study coding and making their own programs 

 

  • Terms 5 and 6: Groovy Greeks - A study of the Ancient Greeks. 

Homework

  • Reading every night for 20 minutes – to be recorded in the reading record. Children are expected to read every night.  Due to Covid restrictions and guidance, books and reading records will be sent home each Monday.  These books will then need to be returned on a Friday with a record of what the child has read each day.  On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, children can access book titles through Bug Club (https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 ).  This reading will be monitored by the class teacher and TA.  On the following Monday, more books will be issued.
  • Reading Challenge - The expectation is that children will complete one activity from each column between each week until the end of term. All children who complete the reading challenge will be rewarded with a special celebration afternoon. Please remember to sign off the reading challenge as proof that your child is completing the activities.
  • Times table practice – Children must practice times tables at home each week. We will notify which times table your child should be working on each week. Do not forget that every child has access to TT Rock stars. https://ttrockstars.com/
  • Weekly spellings to learn - The children will have lists of spellings to learn and be tested on these weekly. 

Useful Websites to Support Learning at Home


Year 3 Reminders

  • Please remember that on PE days PE kits must be worn into school.  As the weather is becoming colder, we strongly recommend the children coming into school in navy jogging bottoms on PE days with an appropriate jumper and coat.

Y3 Parent Information Evening

A copy of the PowerPoint for the virtual parents information evening will be uploaded here after the link has been sent out to parents.


Key Dates

Class Timetables

Download
Year 3 Timetable (2).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 445.5 KB

Provision maps

Please click here to access the whole school provision map outlining all the interventions taking place in the school.  If you have questions about any of the provision that is taking place for your child, please ask your child's class teacher.


Open Door

 

We are always happy to discuss any concerns that you may have and support your child in any way possible. Due to the current pandemic, a telephone conversation is currently preferable. Please call the school office to arrange this if required.  If you prefer a face to face meeting, this can be facilitated but please remember to bring a face mask to the meeting and expect to be seated 2 metres away from the staff member in question.

 

  • Telephone 01732 847 000 – ask for a call back and the class teacher will aim to return your call the same day.

 

Please remember that Staff will not be checking their emails after 5pm or during weekends/holidays and we have a 48 hour response time. 


Useful Information

Click on the links below to access online copies of classroom documents:

Download
Yr3 Grammar Glossary.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.6 MB